Episode 265 - Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Junkyard, Fake Names etc.)

Jun 01, 2020, 03:31 AM

“I Can’t Keep Up! I Can’t Keep Up! I Can’t Keep Up!” This week, we bring you one of the most requested guests in TOAP history. BRIAN BAKER is on the show! Listen in as Damian has his mind blown with stories from the genesis of DC hardcore from a guy who lived it! After all these years, THIS ONE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. 

Here’s to a little escape

Also Touched On:

Mutual respect

Going to elementary school with Guy Picciotto & Micheal Hampton

Moving to Detroit

Moving home & everyone is punk!

Everyone was into the Damned, Clash & the Viletones

The importance of Skip - Yesterday & Today 

Discharge & Crass

Empire, Lime Spiders, Hoodoo Gurus & the Church inform a sonic change

Either Teen Idles & The Cramps or The Extorts on top of a record store

Pussy Galore elementary school connection

“I could have been seeing Doc Watson play a deli two times a month but I was too busy putting bandanas on my boots, hangin’ outside of 7-11 drinking cokes”

Going to see Stiff Little Fingers with fake IDs & pencil shavings rubbed on your face


The early Minor Threat shows

not really understanding the name

The Violence

No more fights

The difference between DCHC & NYHC

Getting a Canadian SIN Card

Choosing SNL over playing at the GI

DOA at Woodlawn High School

Forming a Meatmen

Forming Doggy Rock: “just a shit show”

Dag Nasty: The California years

“The Great Minor Threat Escape”

Forming Samhain

“We don’t need this MacKaye character, let’s get Glen!”

Missing out on Bad Religion until “Recipe For Hate”